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Fun Ways to Teach Children About Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Young children with asthma may not always understand what it is and what's going on when they have symptoms. But teaching your child about asthma at a young age can help them communicate better with you, teachers and other caregivers when they do have symptoms. Plus, this will help prepare them for self care as they get older. Here are some resources specially created to teach young children about asthma. These links include games, printable activity sheets, videos with fun characters,...
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AAFA Explains: Can Vitamin D Help My Asthma?

AAFA Community Services ·
With all the benefits vitamin D is thought to have, can it help your asthma? Here’s what you need to know.
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AAFA Wants to Hear from You About Asthma Concerns

AAFA Community Services ·
Your answers will help us gain a better understanding of asthma research and how it applies to your daily life. Your answers will also help us create a training program for people with asthma.
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Asthma and Allergy Research Review, April-June 2017

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America will recap some of the top research on allergies and asthma every quarter. Here is a look at studies reported between April and June 2017. Learn why some children may not respond to asthma treatments, how testosterone may affect asthma and more.
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Asthma and Allergy Research Review January-March 2017

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America will recap some of the top research about allergies and asthma every three months. Here is a look at studies reported between January and March. Read about how treating homes for cockroaches can improve children's asthma, a possible link between insomnia and developing asthma, the safety of allergy immunotherapy and more.
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Asthma Is Responsible for 2 Million Emergency Room Visits Each Year

AAFA Community Services ·
Asthma is the third-leading cause of hospital stays in children. Hospitalizations among children are higher during Asthma Peak Week in September when children return to school and are exposed to more asthma triggers, allergens and respiratory infections.
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Asthma Risk May Be Affected by Early Childhood Diet

AAFA Community Services ·
A study of 910 Finnish children showed a link between diet at a young age and the risk of developing asthma. Out of the 910 children, 182 had asthma. The rest were part of a control group. Researchers looked at 3-day food diaries of the children. The results indicated that limiting cow’s milk because of dairy allergy “significantly increases and mediates the association between food consumption and childhood asthma risk.” The study looked at what children ate early in life...
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Black Children Six Times More Likely to Die of Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
There is no cure for asthma, but with the proper diagnosis, medication and an asthma management plan, symptoms can be controlled. When not properly controlled asthma can be deadly. A study being presented at the 2017 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting called “Where Do Children with Asthma Die? A National Perspective from 2003 to 2014” seeks to address where and which demographics of children are dying because of asthma in the United States.
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Can You Prevent Allergies by Sucking on Your Baby’s Pacifier to Clean It?

AAFA Community Services ·
If the thought of sucking your baby’s pacifier to clean it and then popping it in your baby’s mouth grosses you out, think again. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting suggests a link between parental sucking on a pacifier and a lower allergic response among young children.
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Children Who Do Not Have Access to Fresh Fruits and Veggies Have Higher Rates of Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
Living in a food desert – an urban area where it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food – means you’re at increased risk to have asthma. Children who were studied who did not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables had higher rates of asthma than children who did have access.
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Early Exposure to Pet and Pest Allergens Could Reduce Asthma Risk

AAFA Community Services ·
More than 8 percent of children in the U.S. currently have asthma. Did you know early exposure to some allergens may reduce a child’s asthma risk?
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Food Allergy Research Survey – Recruiting Now!

AAFA Community Services ·
This year’s theme for World Allergy Week is The Global Problem of Food Allergy. To help us take action on food allergies, we are seeking 1,000 individuals to fill out a survey that may take 15-30 minutes (the length of the survey depends on your answers).
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Free Webinar: Food Allergies and Risk Factors for Anaphylaxis

AAFA Community Services ·
RSVP : Reserve your spot now! WHEN : Wednesday, May 31, 2017 TIME : 12 PM – 1 PM ET WHERE : Your computer, iOS or Android device To wrap up food allergy awareness month, join Kids With Food Allergies for an important webinar about severe allergic reactions. Sometimes allergy symptoms are mild. Other times, symptoms can be severe and result in a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). Anaphylaxis is an allergic emergency that can cause serious, potentially...
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Help Bas Rutten Compete in the All Stars of Giving Campaign to Raise Money for AAFA

AAFA Community Services ·
Obstacles come in many shapes and sizes. The obstacles of asthma and eczema can be isolating and lonely obstacles to overcome, especially for a child. By voting for Bas once a day, every day, you can help others overcome obstacles associated with asthma and allergic diseases.
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Help Shape the Future of Asthma Treatment

AAFA Community Services ·
Share your thoughts on the future of asthma treatment. Take two short surveys by Jan. 12, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET, and we'll submit your responses to be considered for updates to the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.
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Helping Doctors Provide Personalized Asthma Care – the CHAMPS Project

AAFA Community Services ·
Many consider personalized medicine the future of health care, and for good reason. As we learn about patients, genetics and diseases, we see that a standard approach is not the best. The purpose of personalized medicine is to provide custom treatment plans for patients. While customized care can help patients, it also adds challenges due to many factors that influence asthma.
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Poverty Widens Gap in Care for Asthma and Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
Press Release Contact: Melissa Graham mgraham@aaaai.org (414) 272-6071 Onsite Press Room (March 4-7): (213) 743-6242 POVERTY WIDENS GAP IN CARE FOR ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES Researchers Examine Socioeconomic Disparities at AAAAI Annual Meeting Los Angeles, CA – Socioeconomic disparities are a cause for concern in patients with asthma and allergies, according to several studies presented at the AAAAI Annual Meeting. “We found that patients who have asthma and come from lower income households –...
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Preparing for School With Asthma and Food Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
We hosted a free educational webinar featuring guest speakers David Stukus, MD, and Michael Pistiner, MD on the Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) site. KFA is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The presentation below answers common questions about how your allergist can help with back-to-school planning.
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Springfield, Massachusetts: Why It's the #1 Asthma Capital

AAFA Community Services ·
Last year’s top Asthma Capital, Springfield, Massachusetts, is again the most challenging place in the U.S. to live with asthma. To get a better understanding of the asthma problem there, we talked with a local family, senator, allergist and city councilor.
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Study Reviews Safety of Subcutaneous and Sublingual Allergen Immunotherapy

AAFA Community Services ·
Researchers analyzed 8 years of data and found that while overall systemic reactions have been declining, people with asthma were most at risk for them. Also no local skin infections or serious infections from injections were reported in 9.5 million injection visits.
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Successes and Setbacks for Kathy P as She Trains to #TackleAsthma

Kathy P ·
The past month has been filled with many personal breakthroughs and self-revelations. At times, I’ve made great progress and other times, asthma has stopped me in my tracks.
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What Products Do You Buy to Make Your Home Healthier?

AAFA Community Services ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is conducting a survey to learn more about the products you buy for your family and how they impact your homes’ health.
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Is Your Home Making You Sick? Why a Healthier Indoor Environment Is Important

AAFA Community Services ·
October is Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month . Since your indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air, this month is a good time to make sure you are taking the right steps to create healthier air in your home. Your home should be a haven for you and your family. But unfortunately, it may be filled with allergy and asthma triggers that can impact your health. Common allergens found in homes include animal dander , dust mites , pests , pollen and mold . Common irritants found in homes...
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Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay with Spring Cleaning Tips

AAFA Community Services ·
By Danielle Hegedus The thought of spring cleaning is sometimes met with mixed responses. Some people dread it. Others find the intensive cleaning cathartic. However, spring cleaning is especially important if you or anyone in your family suffers from asthma or allergies. Cleaning can cut the amount of allergens in the air and the potential for dangerous flare-ups. But dust and fumes kicked up during spring cleaning may irritate your asthma and allergies. This makes it essential to take...
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LUSTER Clinical Trial Results for People With Uncontrolled Moderate-to-Severe Asthma Announced

AAFA Community Services ·
Novartis today announced topline results from its pivotal global Phase III LUSTER-11 and LUSTER-22 studies exploring the efficacy and safety of the investigational oral, once-daily, DP2 receptor antagonist fevipiprant (QAW039). The pooled analyses of the LUSTER trials did not meet3 the clinically relevant threshold for reduction in rate of moderate-to-severe exacerbation compared to placebo over a 52-week treatment period for either of the doses (150mg / 450 mg).
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Generic Montelukast and Singulair Will Now Carry Stronger Warning Label About Possible Side Effects

AAFA Community Services ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is requiring a boxed warning – the agency’s most prominent warning – for montelukast (sold under the brand name Singulair and in generic form) to strengthen an existing warning about the risk of neuropsychiatric events associated with the drug, which is used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
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Omalizumab Could Help Children with Asthma Fight Colds

AAFA Community Services ·
New research shows omalizumab to be a promising treatment or prevention option for virus-induced asthma exacerbations, an important public health issue that affects every child with asthma.
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Re: People with Asthma Need to Take Extra Precautions to Avoid the Flu

K8sMom2002 ·
Why not share your situation on our Asthma Support Forum so you can get more feedback from other folks in a similar situation? If you're on desktop view, just follow the link above, and click on the big green POST. On mobile, click the three horizontal lines in the upper left hand corner, and you'll see POST. Click that, and you'll be able to type your comment as a new post.
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Re: Walking around Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK

jujutsumaster ·
Thanks for the edit Kathy P. For those who commented, Woodbridge is a lovely old place to visit. It's less than an hours drive from where I live. The white building on the far right of the photo is an old tide mill originally used for grinding wheat, now a working museum. There has been a tide mill on the site for over 800yrs. Across the river from where I took the photo is the Sutton Hoo burial ground. Anyone interested in ancient English history could follow this link for further reading...
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Re: Hives That Won’t Go Away: The Basics of CIU

Melanie Carver ·
Hi @NN , there are some videos of CIU patient stories available at this link: http://www.ciuandyou.com/videolibrary Hope this helps!
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Re: 2018 Asthma Capitals Report Identifies Nation’s “Asthma Belts”

Venkata Aspari ·
I am confused by these reports. I remember the previous report (cannot find a link to it) implying that Portland OR is one of the friendliest places for asthma. Now it lists it as one of the asthma capitals.
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Cold Air and Asthma

LK ·
Interesting note about how very cold air even affects other animals' lungs. In this case horses! 🐴 Mid-Rivers Equine Centre - Combat Lung Damage In Cold Weather Edited to add screenshot of link for those who aren't on FB - CRR - 12/16/2019
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Re: DOT Proposes New Rules for Animals on Planes

Chinarider10 ·
Hi there Can you please share a link to the DOT proposal so that the public can comment as well. Sent from my iThingy
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Re: Air Cleaners: What You Need to Know

K8sMom2002 ·
Ult1Mat3x, based on the link you had, I would suggest talking to your doctor and beginning your search with the Aeromax 300 . It's the only one on your list that is asthma & allergy friendly® CERTIFIED. The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification program helps people make informed purchases for a healthier home. The program tests household products against strict standards. If products pass certain tests, they earn the CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® mark.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

AAFA Community Services ·
Thank you to everyone for sharing their tips to improve the indoor air quality in their living room! We'd like to congratulate NadyaL as the winner of one of the certified asthma & allergy friendly® Dyson Pure Cool™ Link air cleaners.
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Re: Study Shows Mepolizumab to Be a Safe and Effective Long-Term Treatment Option for Severe Asthma

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, Tomek, You can control the level of emails you receive from our community. Take a moment and update your preferences to see just what you want to see. Hover over your user name and then select "Notifications." If you are on a mobile device, click the menu icon (3 horizontal bars) on the left to pop out the menu. Then click on your user name, then "Notifications." If you are having trouble finding it, use this link . You can choose to be notified of AAFA blog posts, events, when someone...
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Re: Asthma and Other Conditions Can Raise Your Chances of Having Atopic Dermatitis

K8sMom2002 ·
Mdashiquennobi, I hope that eczema will be cured one day, too! I know it's a frustrating disorder to have to deal with! Barbara, so glad you don't have eczema/atopic dermatitis to deal with! AAFA's blog contains news and updates related to asthma, allergies and skin disorders. You can control the level of emails you receive from the AAFA community. Take a moment and update your preferences to see just what you want to see. Hover over your user name and then select "Notifications." If you are...
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Re: AAFA Addresses Amtrak's New "Pets on Trains" Policy

805Native ·
Thank you for the link.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

Mia ·
I use natural cleansers, such as baking soda and vinegar, to reduce scents and chemicals. I also keep produce scraps in a freezer container until trash day to minimize mold and odor in the air. My challenge is to reduce cooking odors and smoke as I do not have a range hood that vents outside. That's where the Dyson Pure Cool Link air cleaner would be handy!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

Rose E ·
Vinegar is my most used choice of cleaning solution. The difficulty for me is getting rid of the cooking scents especially since they don't just stay in the kitchen! That's one of the reasons why I would love to win the Dyson Pure Cool Link air cleaner!
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Kitchen

AAFA Community Services ·
Thank you to everyone for sharing their tips to improve the indoor air quality in their kitchen! We'd like to congratulate Anna B. as the winner of one of the certified asthma & allergy friendly® Dyson Pure Cool™ Link air cleaners.
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Re: Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Bedroom

AAFA Community Services ·
Thank you to everyone for sharing their tips to improve the indoor air quality in their bedroom! We'd like to congratulate Tiffany F. as the winner of one of the certified asthma & allergy friendly® Dyson Pure Cool™ Link air cleaners.
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Re: Ironman Cathy Victory Lap!

Cathy P. Stephens ·
I am a life-long asthma sufferer. I have nearly lost my life more times that I can recall from this condition. And yet, I have found ways to maintain my illness through nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, which in turns allows me to exercise more, which in turn, improves my condition. I still have seasonal and infection (sinus) triggers that have a big impact and I get very ill occasionally. But when I am healthy, I take full advantage. On this day, June 26th, 2012, I completed an Ironman...
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Cathy P. Stephens ·
I am a life-long asthma sufferer. I have nearly lost my life more times that I can recall from this condition. And yet, I have found ways to maintain my illness through nutrition and a healthy lifestyle, which in turns allows me to exercise more, which in turn, improves my condition. I still have seasonal and infection (sinus) triggers that have a big impact and I get very ill occasionally. But when I am healthy, I take full advantage. On this day, June 26th, 2012, I completed an Ironman...
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Re: Ironman Cathy - How I #TackleAsthma

Cathy P. Stephens ·
It's in the original picture post. The link is there at the end of my commentary. I haven't written on it in years but I do walk people through my journey (including details of my first lung collapse as a result of asthma) and how I maintain my asthma now. I'm a bit verbose. :-)
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Re: Bachelors Degree After Asthma

Debbie Alves ·
Kimberly, read up on the Americans with Disabilities Act, and contact the school you are thinking of applying to and speak to whomever is responsible for overseeing their ADA-compliance. Remember ADA is only applicable if the school accepts federal money (but I believe that includes loans and grants to students). I wouldn’t create much of a paper trail yet - I’d call and ask the questions. Remember your Congressional Representative or Senator also can be good sources of help. Believe it or...
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Re: Fact or Fiction: 5 Myths About Dust Mites

LK ·
Thank you for the link, Melissa! Just sent the question.
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Re: Samsung's Cube Air Purifier Earns asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

Melissa G ·
I am curious, here is a link too the certified portable air cleaners.
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ACT for Asthma and Allergy: AAFA and MedicAlert Team Up for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

AAFA Community Services ·
More than 65 million people in the United States live with asthma or allergies to food , drugs or other allergens . About 3,600 people die each year from asthma – deaths that can often be prevented . COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) poses even more danger to people with asthma and allergies. To kick off National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and for World Asthma Day , the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the MedicAlert Foundation have partnered to raise awareness and...
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